Eastern Kentucky Man Admits To Growing Marijuana

A man accused of conspiring to grow more than 100 marijuana plants in 2006 is on his way to federal prison.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports that 53 year old J.C. Lawson of Clay County pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday along with ex-wife, his son, and another relative.


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  • by sin Location: manchester on Mar 5, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    Why even waste the money with operation unite ? They will just turn these guys back loose and they know it !
  • by Ashley Location: ?? on Mar 5, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    It seems like there are more and more marijuana busts hitting the news. You'd think that police would be trying to wipe out the oxicottin epedemic that has hit Kentucky. Pot isn't anything compared to meth either. It seems like the police are wasting thier time on these stoners. They need to be trying to catch people making toxic chemicals in thier bath tubs. Drugs are bad period, but some are worse.
  • by james Location: clay city on Mar 5, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    courts send potheads to prison but slap pedophiles on the wrist. Whats wrong with this picture!!!
  • by angie Location: lexington on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    i think that they need to get the real drug dealers off the street.. like the guys bringing stuff in from other places like mexico, and COLUMBIA. 100 plants, thats kid stuff.. lets get the real guys
  • by nevergood on Mar 5, 2008 at 08:03 AM
    too bad clay county can not be in the news for anything good
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 5, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    Don't worry guys, according to the US Sentencing Committee, he shouldn't go to jail anyway! They are getting ready to release thousands of drug dealers/users back into the communites. Therefore, he will be out of jail before he serves any time at all. The officers wasted their time & resources because the sentencing committee will just let him out to do the same thing.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    Well...let's burn down his property and all stand around and get a contact high
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    hate that 4 jc
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Mar 4, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    jeez "I" from "East Kentucky"--please don't comment on things you know nothing about. attorneys aren't required by law to donate "a set number of hours per year as public defenders." the state actually pays public defenders to represent indigent people accused of crimes. to mandate anyone to do work for free would be an unconstitutional taking.
  • by Bill on Mar 4, 2008 at 04:40 PM
    Its time to change these stupid laws.No wonder the prisons are full.They are locking folks for weeds??
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